As of today, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is 1280. This is an increase of 93 from the previously reported cases says Dr Zwelini Mkhize.
The provincial breakdown is as follows:
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Health minister Mkhize says that It is with sadness that we announce the second death of a patient who had tested positive for COVID-19. The 74 year old male had been in ICU and ventilation in a private hospital in Ladysmith. He had travelled to Kruger National Park with his family and came back with flu like symptoms. He was confirmed to be COVID-19 positive on the 27th March 2020.
It has been reported to us that the deceased patient had an underlying skin cancer condition (melanoma), which had already complicated. He presented with the following symptoms: respiratory distress, shortness of breath, cardiac failure, decreased saturation and his temperature was above 38 degrees.
Source: Government Covid-19 Information by Health Minister Zwelini Mkhize.
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